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  • PHP Community - Can I send mails?

    As a PHP and iSeries enthusiast, I recently succeded to install and run PHP Community via yum/rpm in an existing apache instance.
    Everything works fine, even ODBC->DB2 data read... I was very happy, until I found out I can't send emails with any of the methods I knew.
    When I try to use mail() function (smtp server is internal and without authentication, already configured in php.ini), it simply returns false.
    This is the apache log:
    sh: -t: not found
    So I found out that sendmail command is not present in the system, and not even available in the repository packages.
    Also, the only other method to send mails I knew (Pear) is not installed with PHP Community and neither is available.
    Am I doing something wrong or there's no chance for me to send emails from php?

  • #2
    We use PHP to send out emails all the time. We use PHPMailer (https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer) and it works very well.

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    • garetjax76
      garetjax76 commented
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      Many thanks, I didn't knew PHPMailer. It works perfectly.

  • #3
    I also have the same problems.

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    • #4
      So have you tried the suggestion I made to @garetjax76 - it seemed to work for him.

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      • #5
        Originally posted by JonBoy View Post
        So have you tried the suggestion I made to @garetjax76 - it seemed to work for him.
        I confirm. I downloaded PHPMailer, put it on my IFS and wrote this simple wrapper function in order to simplify the mailing process:
        PHP Code:
        <?php
        use PHPMailer\PHPMailer\PHPMailer;
        use 
        PHPMailer\PHPMailer\Exception;
        use 
        PHPMailer\PHPMailer\SMTP;

        require 
        'phpmailer/Exception.php';
        require 
        'phpmailer/PHPMailer.php';
        require 
        'phpmailer/SMTP.php';

        function 
        my_sendmail($address_to$subject$html_body$attachment_url '') {
        $mail = new PHPMailer;
        $mail->isSMTP();
        $mail->SMTPDebug SMTP:DEBUG_OFF;
        $mail->Host 'your.smtp.server';
        $mail->Port 25;
        $mail->setFrom('from@yourdomain.com''IBM i');
        $mail->addAddress($address_to$address_to);
        $mail->Subject $subject;
        $mail->msgHTML($html_body);
        $mail->addAttachment($attachment_url);
        return 
        $mail->send();
        }

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        • #6
          For the sake of completeness - I should have mentioned earlier that if you get the Community edition from Alan Seiden at https://www.seidengroup.com/free-com...php-for-ibm-i/ you'll get a version with all of the commonly needed functions like email etc. pre-built. Highly recommended and their instructions for install etc. are excellent.

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